IDAHO FALLS, Id. (KIFI/KIDK) UPDATE 12/1 2:30 p.m.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Members of an Idaho Falls family were killed Saturday afternoon in a South Dakota plane crash.
The crash claimed the lives of 9 people, including prominent businessmen Jim and Kirk Hansen, the pilot, 2 young children and four other males.
Three others survived the crash and are being treated at a local hospital.
The Hansen own K & J Super Stores, oil company Conrad and Bischoff and founders of the health and wellness company Kyani.
The plane crashed shortly after takeoff from the Chamberlain Municipal Airport around 12:30 p.m. in a nearby farm field.
Family friends said the men were on a traditional Thanksgiving hunting trip in South Dakota and were returning home.
Local News 8 and KIDK Eyewitness News 3 are not releasing the other victim names at this time.
A group of Idaho Falls residents were killed today when their small plane crashed in South Dakota.
According to the Brule County Sheriff's Department there are multiple fatalities.
The Pilatus PC-12 plane is owned by Conrad and Bischoff Inc. of Idaho Falls.
Initial reports indicate that it crashed shortly after take-off from the Chamberlin Municipal Airport with a destination of Idaho Falls.
Severe weather and high winds were reported at the time of the crash.
We will continue to update this story as information becomes available.